Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Stratus

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Dodge Stratus Problems

Head Gasket May Fail Prematurely

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

Recall to inspect front, lower ball joints
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.
Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

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Dodge Stratus Questions

RPM's between 5-6 but doesn't go past 30 mph, shut the car off, works fine. (1 answer)

I was driving to Walmart when I approached a light that turned green. My lowest speed was about 25 I tried to go more than 30 but the RPM'S was was in the 5-6 range and my car wasn't going more than 30 and was slowing down I pulled over to where I can stop. Shut off the car completely for...

Car cranks but no start (1 answer)

Changed crank, coolant temperature and ignition sensor. New spark plugs, wireset, coil pack and battery. Alternator, fuel and starter tested good. Car cranks but won't start and no spark. Can someone help me?

It just died while driving (1 answer)

This is the first time I just out new spark plugs gave it a oil change and they cleaned out the fuel ingectors

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Dodge Stratus Recalls

Passenger Sun Visor Propels Rearward In An Accident When The Air Bag Is Deployed

The passenger sun visor may be propelled rearward in an accident when contacted by the deployed passenger frontal air bag. Dealers will install the correct tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Sun Visor May Detach In Collision

The passenger side sun visor may detach if an accident occurs with it in the down position, and the passenger front air bag is deployed, striking it. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 06V001000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE MAY PREMATURELY HEAT AGE AND DEVELOP A LEAK.

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Dodge Stratus Reviews

My daughter has a 2004 Stratus that we are prepairing to retire. She takes very good care of her car and has all the recommended oil changes, tune ups etc. She got the car in 2011. in the 4 years she has owned the car has had numerous problems including the check engine light going on randomly with no explanation after having it checked multiple times, it makes a loud whistling sound when she a...
Good reliable car runs and drives great. We bought the Stratus in 2003 with 40,000 after doing that time never once gave us a problem. I am still happy to be driving this car its at 185,000 no issues with nothing or breakdowns. Took care of everything on car oil changes, filters, plugs, brakes, rotations and more would not retired yet on us being a good little car ever owned. It was 1st car eve...
Play has developed in the crankshaft/harmonic balancer area and in turn the front seal is bad and leaks oil. 140,000 miles on car and being told by mechanic that seal replacement by itself is no good. would need to drop pan and replace at least front main bearing along with seal and with the miles probably the timing belt and water pump as well but cost may be prohibitive and may or may not ...

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